J. LEROY KIMBALL; GEORGE BURCH, F.A.C.P.
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Many authors, including Wolff, Parkinson and White,1 consider the prognosis of the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (characterized by White et al.1 essentially as: (1) a short P-R interval, (2) prolonged and deformed QRS complexes, (3) normal P-J interval, and a tendency to paroxysmal tachycardia) benign. However, in reviewing the literature there is considerable evidence to show that such is not always the case. Although this condition is frequently found on routine electrocardiographic study of patients with no cardiac complaints or physical abnormalities, it is often found in persons who have had cardiac complaints for many years. The chief complaint is palpitation and
KIMBALL JL, BURCH G. THE PROGNOSIS OF THE WOLFF-PARKINSON-WHITE SYNDROME*. Ann Intern Med. 1947;27:239–242. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-27-2-239
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;27(2):239-242.
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